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The Ins and Outs of Divorce and Child Custody

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Going through a divorce can be a challenging time for anyone, but it can be even more difficult if you don’t have the support of a lawyer. If you are going through a divorce and need legal help, there are three instances when you might want to hire an attorney to represent your best interests:

1) Child Custody 

In cases of child custody, it’s important to hire an attorney who is familiar with family court proceedings and how they operate in your state. If possible, try to get input from friends or family members who have experience with the courts before deciding on an attorney.

2) Child Visitation Rights 

If you are separated from your children, you may want to retain an attorney to ensure that they have access to them on a regular basis. You can also choose to work out agreements with the other parent so that they can continue seeing their children even if they have not completed their divorce proceedings yet.

A lawyer can help guide you through all of the details that come with custody and visitation issues, including:

  • How long will my child visit me?
  • How much time can I spend with my child?
  • How much time can my ex spend with his or her child(ren)?
  • What happens if I have joint physical custody but not joint legal custody?

3) Disability Parents’ Rights 

If one of your parents has been diagnosed with an illness or disability that affects his or her ability to care for himself or herself without assistance from others, he or she could qualify as disabled under federal law.

The ADA and other laws protect people with disabilities from discrimination in employment, housing, public accommodations, and education. If you live in a state that doesn’t have laws protecting disabled people from discrimination (or if there are no protections for them), consider hiring an attorney who specializes in disability rights and help ensure that your rights are protected.

In A Nutshell

If you’re going through a divorce, it’s a good idea to find a lawyer from Heath Baker Law who specializes in your situation. Lawyers are trained to understand the ins and outs of your case and know how to navigate the legal landscape. They can also help you come up with a plan for how to handle your divorce, whether that means negotiating a settlement or fighting for custody and visitation rights.

If you have children, it’s important to make sure they’re involved in the process. Child custody battles can be very emotional, so having an attorney on your side will help you avoid mistakes that could have long-lasting effects on your children’s lives.

If you’re disabled, finding an attorney who understands what it means to be disabled can be difficult—but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t try! An attorney who knows about disabilities will have an easier time navigating the legal system, which could save you money down the road when it comes time for disability insurance claims or Social Security disability payments.